Friday, 10 January 2014

George Armer 1893-1916

*picture if possible*

Urswick, Lancashire 1893

Son of:
George Armer,  Coal Miner of 23 Watson's Yard, Blacker Hill in 1911

and his wife Alice

Position in family: The second of 9 or 10 children

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: **
1911: 23 Watson's Yard, Blacker Hill aged 18, a Trammer - Colliery Underground

Marriage: He was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: *date* at the age of **years
Regiment and Battalion:    2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
Service number and rank:  10396 Corporal, promoted Lance Sergeant 22 Feb 1916
Awards: Military Medal June 1916, Bronze Star 1914 and clasp.

Personal information:   ***

Death:     20 May 1916  aged 23 years

Buried at: Essex Farm Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Reference: II N 4

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of George and Alice Armer, of 23, Watson's Yard, Blacker Hill, Barnsley.

Worsborough, Memorial Plaque, St Mary's Church, Worsbro' Village
Blacker Hill War Memorial, Small Park, Blacker Hill

There is also a photograph of George and one of his headstone on a downloadable .pdf here

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